Dr. Gartner is the founder of Duty to Warn, a grass roots movement of mental health professionals who believe Donald Trump is mentally ill and must be removed under the 25th amendment. The petition for mental health professionals has over 56,0000 signatures.

The movement gained impetus at Yale Medical School when Dr. Bandy Lee led a highly publicized meeting on the Duty to Warn. Planning is underway for multi-city Duty to Warn teach-ins and marches at university and college campuses around the country (including UCLA) on October 14.  “Make America sane again,” is one of their informal slogans.

Dr. John Gartner has been one of the earliest and most outspoken mental health professional on this issue. He proudly stands in solidarity with his other colleagues who have also made this clarion call in their own way.


Psychology Today, “A Political Prescription for Donald Trump’s Brain,” 10/19/2017

The New Yorker, “How Anti-Trump Psychiatrists are Mobilizing Behind the Twenty-Fifth Amendment,” 10/16/2017

New York Daily News, “Psychologists have a duty to warn the country about Trump,”  5/12/17

USA Today, “Donald Trump’s malignant narcissism is toxic: psychologist” 

Baltimore Sun, “Military decisions shouldn’t be made on impulse,” 4/20/17

Huffington Post, “What is Trump’s Psychological Problem?”  6/9/16

Politico Magazine, “9/11: What would Trump Do?” multiple authors including John Gartner, 3/31/16

Reader’s Digest, “The psychology of picking a president,” 1/21/16

Psychology Today, “How to pick a president,”  1/5/16

Politico Magazine, “Diagnosing the urge to run for office,” multiple authors including John Gartner. Nov/Dec 2015

The New Republic, “Donald Trump and Bill Clinton have the same secret weapon,” 8/25/15

TV Appearances 

Fox News, Watter’s World, “Jesse Watters battles shrink who claims Trump is mentally ill,” 5/7/17

WTNH, “Mental health professionals call for Trump to be removed from office,” 4/20/17

MSNBC, Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, “Mental Health Experts say Trump is unfit to serve,” 2/21/17

HBO’s Vice, “Shrinks vs. Trump” 2/7/17

U.S. Print Coverage 

Washington Post, “Happy hour round up,” 5/4/17

The New Yorker, “How Trump could get fired,” 5/8/17

The Atlantic, “Is Psychology Partisan?” 5/5/17

Politico, “How to deal with a narcissist in the White House,” 4/27/17

New York Magazine, “At Yale, psychiatrists cite their ‘duty to warn’ about an unfit president,” by Gail Sheehy, 4/23/17

U.S, New and World Report, “An Ethical Dilemma,” 4/21/17

Psychology Today, “Shrinks define dangers of Trump presidency,” 4/20/17

Boston Globe, “At Yale a meeting of anti-Trump mental health professionals,” 4/20/17

Connecticut Post, “Yale to Hold Psych conference on Trump’s Mental Health,” 4/20/17

Rolling Stone, “Trump and the pathology of narcissism,” 4/5/17

Slate, “Stop saying Trump is mentally ill,” 3/15/17

Huffington Post, “Should professionals speak out regarding Trump: Frances vs. Dodes and Gartner,” 3/8/17

Psychology Today, “The elephant in the room,” Phillip Zimbardo 2/28/17

Huffington Post, “Patient in chief,” 2/27/17

The Gothamist, The debate about Donald Trump’s mental health isn’t going away,” 2/22/17

Forbes, “the Trump Psych Debate: Is it wrong to say he is mentally ill?” 2/19/17

Vox, “The psychiatrist who wrote the guide to personality disorders says diagnosing Trump is ‘bullshit.’ 2/17/17

The Hill, “Democrats raise questions about Trump’s mental health,” 2/17/17

Scientific American, “Psychiatrists debate weighing on Trump’s mental health,” 2/15/17

Vox, “Inside the debate therapists like me are having over Donald Trump’s mental,” 2/13/17

The Gothamist, “More people are questioning Trump’s mental health,” 2/13

New York Daily News, “Sen. Al Franken admits some Republicans have concerns about Trump’s mental health,” 2?12/17

The New Yorker, “why does Donald Trump lash out at everybody, even judges?”, 2/9/17

Fortune, “Donald Trump’s Narcissism got him elected. It won’t get him impeached,” 2/8/17

Psychology Today, “Shrinks battle over diagnosing Donald Trump” 1/31/17

New York Daily News, “President Trump exhibits classic signs of mental illness including ‘malignant narcissism’ shrinks say,” 1/29/17

U.S. News and World Report, “Does Donald Trump’s Personality make him dangerous,” 1/28/17

National Radio Appearances

NPR, Studio 1-A, “Mental Health and the White House: Past, present and future,” 3/30/17

Foreign Print Coverage


Toronto Star, “Is Donald Trump truly crazy?” 3/22/17


Les Observateurs, “Des psychiatres demandent la destitution de Donald Trump,” 5/14/17

Les Echos, “Donald Trump souffiriat—il d’une dangereuse maladie mentale,” 4/29/17

France TV, “Des specialist de la santé mentale Americains assurant que souffre de ‘narcissisme malfaisant,” 4/20/17

VSD, “Trump des pychiatres denoncent sa folie—et reclament sa destitution,” 4/21/17

L’OBS “Donald Trump souffre-t-ill de demence Precoce,” 4/18/17

20 minutes, “Un psychiatre lance une petition en ligne pour demander la destitution de Donald Trump,” 4/2/17

L’OBS, “Trump vu par des psychiatries: “on est face a un malade, rellement dangereux,” 3/2/17, (cover story)

Sciences et Avenir, “Des psychiatres demandent a destitution de Donald Trump.” 2/2/17

Neon, “on a interviewe le psy qui Donald Trump pour maladie mental,” 2/6/17

Le Monde, “Psychopathie: Donald Trump, le diagnostic impossible,” 2/5/17

l’express “Trump destitute pour ‘narcissme malfaisant’? psychiatres s’ interrognet,” 2/4/17



Zeit, “Trump Liebt blob sich selbt,” 2/7/17


The Independent, “Donald Trump has ‘dangerous mental illness’-say psychiatry experts at Yale” 5/14/17



The Guardian, “Donald Trump has ‘dangerous mental illness’ say psychiatry experts at Yale conference 4/21/17 (304k shares)

The Independent, “Donald Trump has ‘dangerous mental illness,’ say psychiatry experts at Yale conference” 4/21/17

The Psychologist, (Publication of the British Psychological Society), Psychologists and Trump, 3/17/17

British Medical Journal, “Do doctors have a ‘duty to warn’ if they believe a leader is dangerously mentally ill?” 3/9/17

The Guardian, “Understanding Trump’s narcissism could be the key to opposing him,” 2/17/17

Mirror, “Psychologists warn Donald Trump ‘displays all of the signs of being mentally ill narcissist,” 1/31/17

The Independent. “’Malignant narcissism’: Donald Trump displays classic signs of mental illness, claim psychologists,” 1/30/17 (277k shares)

Metro, “Donald Trump’s mental health is being called into question,” 1/30/17 (107k shares)